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It Runs in the Family (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  25 April 2003 (USA)
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This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile.

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Storyline

Wealth can't spare three male generations of the dysfunctional Jewish New York Gromberg family grief or grim reality. However successful in life, Alex never felt pleasing pride or proper parental support from sprightly patriarch Mitchell, who sarcastically imposes his own values and priorities on everyone and everything. Alex starts despairing that his modern permissiveness may ruin his own bright firstborn, college-boy Asher, unlike adoring kid-brother Eli. A dorm-drug-bust pushes things to the limit -- or beyond? Written by KGF Vissers

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Some families can survive anything. Even each other.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual material and language | See all certifications »
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25 April 2003 (USA)  »

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A Few Good Years  »

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Box Office

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$2,804,441 (USA) (25 April 2003)

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$7,375,836 (USA) (23 May 2003)
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Trivia

Film stars three generations of Douglas family members, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas and Cameron Douglas. See more »

Quotes

Mitchell Gromberg: Alex, you're a much better father than I was.
Alex Gromberg: Thank you. But you didn't exactly set the bar all that high.
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References Samurai Jack (2001) See more »

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Soft Spoken
Written by Deadbeat
Produced by Timothy "Rocdomz" Trudeau
Performed by Deadbeat akak "Omnipoetics"
Courtesy of Syntax Records
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Spectacular!
23 April 2003 | by (Berkeley, California) – See all my reviews

Wonderful dramedy, great performances! Kirk Douglas is an outstanding comic actor, but Diana Douglas steals every scene she's in with the ultimate in charm and grace. I guess it's the Douglas family's "On Golden Pond", with hints of their real family history and dynamics. I can't say enough marvelous things about this movie; I give it a "10"!


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